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Residents Urge U.S. Steel to Focus on Cleanup

Pittsburgh, PA – Residents in the Mon Valley and Pittsburgh urged U.S. Steel to stop appealing fines for air pollution violations and focus on fixing the long violating Clairton Coke Works.  The Allegheny County Health Department held a hearing today on U.S. Steel’s appeal of ACHD’s $1,000,000 fine for hundreds of recent violations at the Clairton Coke Works.

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America’s top scientists say climate change’s impact is getting worse

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The just-released 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment, “NCA4 Vol. II,” offers more proof that we as a nation and a Commonwealth need to develop strategies right away to mitigate the effects of climate change, or face increasingly dire consequences.

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Mayors from PA and all 50 states call for more solar energy

[Philadelphia, PA] - Mayors from every U.S. state including Pennsylvania are embracing a vision for more solar energy in their communities, as stated in a national letter released today by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center. The group of over 200 “Mayors for Solar Energy” represents cities and towns in states from Florida to Alaska, California to Maine, including 43 in Pennsylvania. More Pennsylvania mayors signed on than any other state in the country.

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Congressman Evans tours Bartram’s Garden for firsthand look at how DC policymaking affects Philly’s environment

WHAT:  Bartram’s Garden staff, volunteers, and local residents team up with PennEnvironment to give an interactive guided tour to Congressman Dwight Evans.  The tour will show first-hand how the federal environmental policies on which Rep. Evans votes directly affects our local environment and Philadelphia’s most cherished and historic places. Bartram’s Garden straddles the third and fifth congressional districts under the new borders recently created through redistricting.  The tour will include stops along Bartram’s Garden’s banks of the Schuylkill River waterfront where the Congressman will hear from local fishermen and boat builders; Stop 2 will be visiting the expanding trail that will connect Bartram’s Garden to the Schuylkill Riverfront Park in Center City; and Stop 3 will tour Bartram’s working community garden, Sankofa Community Farm.

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Haverford Climate Action Expo offers citizen tools for reducing carbon footprint

[Haverford, PA] – Today, statewide citizen-based non-profit group PennEnvironment joined the Environmental Advisory Committees of Haverford and Lower Merion townships, and Haverford College to host the Haverford “Climate Action Expo”. The goal of the Climate Action Expo is to promote practical steps that local residents can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help tackle  climate change.

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